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Zika, A Mosquito Spread Potential Pandemic

ZikaCurrently we hear a lot about Zika and the possibility of it becoming a pandemic.  Just today, I saw the following statement on Drudge “With health authorities warning the disease could infect up to four million people in the Americas, ministers from 14 countries held talks in Uruguay to plot their response to the growing crisis, with fears the virus could spread worldwide.

The meeting focused on ways to control the mosquito population spreading the virus, though reports of a US patient catching the disease by having sex fueled fears that it will not be easy to contain.”

The disease is spread by mosquitoes and is now believed to also be spread by sexual contact. …

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Cottonwood Trees are Useful for Preppers

cottonwood trees

The fibrous inner bark that is a good fire starter

I have some cottonwood trees growing on my property, including one that is almost dead.  This got me to wondering whether or not they had any good uses for preparedness.  I have always considered them kind of worthless trees, but after a bit of research I have changed my mind.

While they are not good firewood, they burn poorly because they are so fibrous.  But for many woodsmen, the cottonwood tree is a revered tree.

It is a good indicator of water.  Their roots seek out water and you will normally be able to find water near where they grow.  …

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How to Protect Yourself During a Terrorist Attack

protect yourselfA friend sent me an excellent article and Youtube on how to protect yourself during a terrorist attack. It is prepared by Peter Burlingame who has studied how terrorists train, plan, and operate, since the very first Al Qaeda training tapes were recovered from the camps in Afghanistan shortly after 9/11… Now I don’t normally put up this type of post. but I made an exception because I think this contains some excellent information.  It first appeared in the Gun Writer,  Here is a link to the full article which I suggest you read in its entirety. 

Here are some suggestions on what to look for in the article and the attached youtubes.…

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Diseases of the Past and How They May affect Your Future

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Mosquito born diseases will return

Do you know what diseases were common in your area 100 years ago?  I think if you will do some research you will find that the medical problems  very different than today.  While most of us plan our medical kits and training around injuries and wounds, disease may turn out to be the biggest killer after TEOTWAWKI.  In our lifetime, most of us have never had to face the diseases our ancestors did.  Due to modern sanitation, immunization and antibiotics we have not had to face many of the diseases our ancestors did.  A little quick research revealed the following.…

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Dealing with Sinusitis and Viral Meningitis

Tsinusitis and viral meningitisoday I want to sit down and explain about the recent illness that I have being going through.  Hopefully I can explain it in a way that helps others.  This is the first time in my life I have ever had to spend any time in the hospital.  So the whole thing was probably more of a shock to me than it would be to others.  I think I thought that I was bulletproof.  What I had was finally diagnosed as a combination of sinusitis and viral meningitis.  It took the Doctors almost five days to figure it out.

sinusitis and viral meningitis

The sinuses

The whole thing started with a cold around the middle of last month, a bad head cold and my head was very clogged up. …

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6 Tips for Patients To Avoid Getting Into Medical Trouble

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Too many IV’s

Well I am starting to feel better and am making daily progress.  In a few days I will be able to tell you all about what I went through.  This has given me some things to think about. Like how much medicine can you really stock.  The amounts on antibiotic and the types I have been given were huge, there were no way I could have stocked them.  In a real TEOTWAWKI situation.  My life would have depended on some alternative treatments and the will of the Lord.  I will explain more later about medical troubles.

Now here is a guest post on 6 Tips for Patients To Avoid Getting Into Medical Trouble that I found to contain some useful information.  …

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My Last Few Days in the Hospital

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“Could I take some of this food home with me?I’d like to break our dog from begging!”

Well I am sure that a few of our regular readers have wandered where I have been the last few day. I have been in the hospital with spinal meningitis.  Fortunately, I am recovering well and will be out and home for thanksgiving.  The posts may be a bit short for a few days, so I hope you understand.

I also want to address how a trip to the hospital effects your preps and plans, and a few other things we learned.  There is tremendous strength in believing in god, good friends and a very loving supportive wife and family.…

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Childbirth When There is No Doctor

childbirthI received this guest post from James.  This got me to thinking back to when I was child in South Africa.  At that time, it was not unusual for a woman to bear a child and go back to work the same day.  Now I am now saying that this is right.  But it does bring up the point that for most of human history childbirth has been a natural thing.  No real medical care and hard on the women.  But regardless we survived.  Just remember most of us, just because we understand germ theory now more than most doctor from the 1700 and 1800 hundreds.…

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Worms can be a Serious Medical Problem After TEOTWAWKI

Worms

Pinworms

When I was a child, I remember my mother always worrying and watching to see if we had worms.  Now this is something that I haven’t thought about in years.  But recently I have noticed a couple of articles about people having tapeworms.  Now to most younger Americans, worms are not something that they have ever had to worry about.

In talking to a few people, I find that they know very little about how to prevent or treat worms.  You can contact worms from simple things like walking barefoot in areas where people defecated. Then you touch your feet and your mouth.…

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Avoiding diseases When Dressing Game

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Plague

In a TEOTWAWKI situation, we may find ourselves having to dress wild game anything from rats to deer.  Because we cannot afford to get sick under these conditions we need to be more careful about protecting ourselves from diseases while dressing the game.

There are numerous diseases that you can contact while dressing out the game or from the ticks and fleas that are leaving them.  As soon as the game begins to cool the ticks, fleas and other parasites will leave and look for new homes.  Hopeful it will not be you.

While there are many potential diseases that you can contact from wild game we will mainly concentrate on four.  …

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